CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID - REFINED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS - MARKET FAILURE - DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TELEVISION - BURDEN OF PROOF OF COMPATIBILITY OF A STATE AID

Compatibility: The CFI endorses the refined economic approach used by the European Commission for the assessment of compatibility of a State aid measure in favour of the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (Germany)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CFI, 6 October 2009, Germany v. Commission, Case T-21/06 The many criticisms made by Germany of the economic approach followed by the Commission For the first time, the Court of First Instance had to rule on the legality of a Commission decision based on the 'refined economic approach' in the State aid sector, and more particularly on the concept of 'market failure'. State aid had been implemented by the Media Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg ("MABB") for private broadcasters to financially support the switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial television ("DTT"). The subsidy concerned only this one mode of digital transmission and did not include

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Bruno Stromsky, Compatibility: The CFI endorses the refined economic approach used by the European Commission for the assessment of compatibility of a State aid measure in favour of the transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (Germany), 6 October 2009, Concurrences N° 1-2010, Art. N° 30325, pp. 136-137

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